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County gears up for various July 4th celebrations
Houston County Courier - June 2009
By Daphne Hereford
CROCKETT - Organizers throughout the county are preparing for a wide variety of events to celebrate July 4th.
The day’s festivities will begin with fun on the square that begins with a parade at 10 a.m. which is followed by a pie and ice cream contest as well as a concession stand and hot dogs.
Organized by the Crockett Downtown Beautification Corporation (CDBC), events on the square will include a decorated bicycle contest and judging of parade entries.
Homemade ice cream and fruit pie contests entries must be checked in by 8:30 a.m. in front of the Moosehead Café.
Entry forms for the pie and ice cream contest can be picked up in advance at The Moosehead Cafe on the Square or at Jessie Stephens offices at 301 North Sixth Street.
Children interested in participating in the bicycle-decorating contest should meet at the Crockett Bank parking lot on East Goliad Avenue at 9 a.m.
Float participants need to meet at the First Baptist Church at 9 a.m.
The parade starts at 10 a.m.
For additional information call Patsy Barney at 546-6757 or Cathy Minchew at 222-3232.
The day’s events continue at Houston County Lake with the 13th Annual July 4th Boat Parade that begins at 5 p.m.
Anything that floats can enter and prizes will be awarded Most Original, Best Spirited Crew, Most Patriotic, Best personal Watercraft, Best Towed Craft and Best in Show winner will receive a huge trophy. The Best of Show trophy will be on display in the window at Davy Crockett Drug.
Registration will be held 12-2 p.m. by boat in Sutton Cove at the Statue of Liberty and o n land at #1 Mize Drive in Lake Forest Estates.
The $5 entry fee is used to help offset the cost of trophies and plaques.
A large fireworks display will be held off Mize Island in front of the Statue of Liberty at dark on Saturday night.
For additional information call Charles Sutton at (713) 465-3781 or (936) 546-5756.
Fun continues with the 4th Annual Fireworks Over Crockett event at the Crockett Civic Center.
Organizers said the large fireworks show will begin about 9:30 p.m. and last some 30 minutes.
Music will be choreographed to the fireworks and broadcast via a large sound system for the crowd’s enjoyment.
Those attending the free event are encouraged to bring their own seating such as lawn chairs. The HEB Buddy will distribute goodies to members of the audience during the event.
For additional information contact Ansel Bradshaw 546-6707.